The following fellowships are made possible through the generosity of donors. Most are awarded as Prize, Dean's, and University Fellowships and partial-tuition scholarships.
The Jeremy D. Safran Fellowship
Professor of Psychology Jeremy Safran (1952-2018) was a beloved teacher and mentor in the Clinical Psychology program at The New School for Social Research for 25 years. He was also an internationally renowned psychotherapist who was deeply respected for his groundbreaking work on psychoanalytic theory and practice. The Safran Fellowship provides additional funding for Clinical Psychology doctoral students.
Frank Altschul Fellowship
This scholarship is funded by the Overbrook Foundation to honor the long and influential association of Frank Altschul with The New School. The recipient is selected from scholarship applicants in the Department of Political Science. The award amount varies depending upon need and may provide tuition remission or a stipend for living expenses.
Richard J. Bernstein Endowed Prize Fellowship in Philosophy
Established in honor of Richard J. Bernstein, Vera List Professor of Philosophy and former dean of NSSR, this fellowship is awarded to a distinguished student in the Department of Philosophy. Gifts endowing the Bernstein Prize were contributed by members of the board of governors, university trustees, and alumni.
The Imogen Bunting Fellowship
Established in memory of Imogen Bunting, a brilliant student and beloved member of the New School community who passed away in 2006 at the age of 25, this fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student who combines great scholarly promise with commitment to the ideals of justice and human rights.
Walter and Vera Eberstadt Prize Fellowships
These fellowships are open to students pursuing doctoral degrees in economics, political science, philosophy, or historical studies. The fellowships pay tuition and provide a support stipend and are renewable for up to three years. They are awarded principally on the basis of academic merit.
Ernestine Bradley Fellowship Fund
The Ernestine Bradley Fellowship Fund was established in 2006 to provide tuition support for graduate students at The New School for Social Research. The endowment for this fellowship comes partly from the gifts of individual supporters.
Holocaust Memorial Fellowships
The fellowships listed below were established in 1990 by university trustee Vera G. List in memory of nine children, ages two to 13, who perished in the Holocaust. Preference is given to students in the Philosophy Department.
The Sara Borkshtein Fellowship, in honor of 13-year-old Sara Borkshtein, who was born in Lombzb, Poland, in 1930 and perished in Auschwitz in 1943.
The Joseph Flattau Fellowship, in honor of nine-year-old Joseph Flattau, who was born in Poland in 1933 and perished in Treblinka in October 1942.
The Tillie Jakir Fellowship, in honor of seven-year-old Tillie Jakir, who was born in Rudke, Poland, in 1935 and was killed in Lvov, Poland, in 1942.
The Abraam Kardasr Fellowship. in honor of five-year-old Abraam Kardasr, who was born in Radchov, German Silesia, in 1938 and perished in Radsiechow, Poland, in 1943.
The Genia Perelmuter Fellowship, in honor of two-year-old Genia Perelmuter, who was born in Krzemieniec, Poland, in 1939, and perished in Kremnitz, occupied USSR, in 1941.
The Moshe Sarchon Fellowship, in honor of 13-year-old Moshe Sarchon, who was born in Rhodes, Greece, in 1931 and perished in Auschwitz on August 16, 1944.
The Hedviga Schwartz Fellowship, in honor of three-year-old Hedviga Schwartz, who was born in Prague, occupied Czechoslovakia, in 1940 and perished in Auschwitz in 1943.
The Sarah Sterner Fellowship, in honor of eight-year-old Sarah Sterner, who was born in Kraków, Poland, and perished in Treblinka.
The Abraham Tabak Fellowship, in honor of nine-year-old Abraham Tabak, who was born in Romania in 1935 and perished in Auschwitz on May 30, 1944.
Deborah Mitchell Fellowship
This fellowship, established in memory of Deborah Mitchell, is awarded annually to an outstanding doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science.
Janey Summer Research Fellowships
Awarded by the Janey Program in Latin American Studies (established 1991 by the Rothenberg family), these grants support field research in Latin America.
Ira Katznelson Fellowship
The New School Board of Trustees established this fellowship in 1990 in honor of Ira Katznelson, who was dean of the NSSR from 1983 to 1990. This fellowship is awarded annually to a student at The New School for Social Research in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
Alexander and Ilse Melamid Fellowship
This fellowship, established with a gift from Alexander Melamid (PhD in Economics, 1951, The New School for Social Research) and Ilse Melamid, a former registrar of the school, provides funding for one Prize Fellowship and one dissertation fellowship recipient annually.
Onassis Foundation Fellowship
Under the directorship of Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy, together with Philosophy faculty members, this fellowship is awarded by the Onassis Foundation to doctoral students working in the area of ancient Greek thought (especially drama, philosophy, political theory, history, and poetry). Also eligible are proposals that show the continuing relevance of ancient Greek thought for various areas in the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophy.
Jane Evans Fellowship
Established from the revocable trust of Jane Evans, this fellowship provides support for Prize and Dean's Fellowships at The New School for Social Research. Dr. Evans, who died in 2004 at the age of 96, established the trust in 1996 with The New School as one of three beneficiaries. She was an advocate for human rights and world peace and a leader in efforts to aid displaced persons and other survivors of Nazi persecution. As chairman of the American Jewish Conference's Commission on Displaced Persons during World War II, she headed delegations to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
Chiune Sugihara Fellowship
Established in 1995 with a gift from the late Vera List, a university life trustee, this fellowship honors Chiune Sugihara, who saved Jews from the Holocaust. The Sugihara Fellowship is open to students in all departments.
Alfred and Cecile Mundheim Fellowship
These fellowships, established in memory of Alfred and Cecile Mundheim, provide support for Prize, Dean's, and dissertation fellowship recipients.
Terence and Montie Mills Meehan Fellowship
Established in 2018 by NSSR Board of Governors member Montie Mills Meehan and her husband, Terence Meehan, this fellowship supports graduate students pursuing a PhD in Psychology.